HL Deb 24 November 1997 vol 583 c99WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will propose to the Security Council of the United Nations that the United Nations fulfil its earlier promise under the Abidjan Peace Accords of 20 November 1996 to provide neutral monitors to ensure effective disarmament of all combatants apart from state forces.

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

The United Nations Security Council is already giving this matter its full consideration. A United Nations assessment team is currently visiting Conakry and Monrovia, and is considering what support the United Nations should offer ECOWAS.